Apparently kids today are engaging in "vodka eyeballing" — which, horrifyingly, is exactly what it sounds like. Let's take a tour of some other dangerous kids' games, and whether they're actually harmful.
According to the Daily Mail, "vodka eyeballing" is when you sling a shot of vodka right into your eyeball. Is this safe, you ask? No! No it is not safe at all! One girl did it and she ended up with a seared cornea! Also, the VE, as we're sure the kids are calling it, won't even get you drunk. Just put the vodka in your mouth where it belongs. Jesus.
Once you've gone through the stages of shock and disgust on the whole vodka-eyeballing thing, though, the next logical step is to ask if it's even real. The evidence is thin. The main source for this dubious trend turns out to be the Mail, which also ran a nearly identical piece back in May (which was mocked by the Colbert Report and Gawker). In both pieces, the DM interviewed Melissa Fontaine, the only reformed vodka-eyeballer they can apparently get on record. Fontaine was eager to warn youth about the dangers of ocular alcohol abuse, and its root cause: feminism. She says of her crazy college benders,